Canucks: Elias Pettersson chasing century-old NHL file

By scoring game-winning objectives in 4 straight video games, Elias Pettersson is in elite firm.

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The place your stars go, your crew will go.

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Each time a stat is bandied about {that a} crew has a remarkably good profitable file when their greatest participant scores, it actually shouldn’t come as a shock.

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There’s a purpose why you get to be a greatest participant — good issues occur while you’re on the ice.

So it’s not a shock that Elias Pettersson is excellent at scoring game-winning objectives.

The Vancouver Canucks have received 4 video games in a row. Their most up-to-date victory was overcoming the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 in additional time on Thursday, with Pettersson scoring an exhilarating game-winner on a breakaway.

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Pettersson has scored all 4 sport winners on this stretch. And now he’s one game-winner away from equalizing a file that’s stood for greater than a century: Newsy Lalonde’s excellent run in Feb. 1921, when he scored the sport winner 5 video games in a row.

Lalonde scored 33 objectives in 24 video games in 1920-21 for the Montreal Canadiens — he was additionally crew captain — and completed the season in a flurry: his 5 game-winners had been in the course of a 13-game streak with a minimum of a objective.

Lalonde started his run of game-winners Feb. 12, 1921 in Ottawa in opposition to the Senators. That additionally prolonged his goal-scoring streak to seven video games.

He scored the game-winner 4 days later at dwelling in opposition to the Hamilton Tigers, a sport the place he scored 5 objectives in all. A repeat engagement on Feb. 19 at dwelling in opposition to the Senators noticed him prolong his game-winner streak to a few video games.

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The Habs then visited Ottawa once more on Feb. 23, the place he scored the game-winner for a fourth straight time, and his run of game-winners ended three days in a while Feb. 26 in Hamilton.

Even scoring the sport winner in 4 consecutive video games, as Pettersson has now accomplished, is a uncommon accomplishment.

Within the lengthy, storied historical past of the Nationwide Hockey League, Petteresson is simply the third participant to attain 4 straight sport winners, following Daniel Alfredsson with the Ottawa Senators in 2007 and Lalonde, one of many NHL’s first nice superstars.

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The feat even amazed Pettersson when he was advised about it post-game on Thursday.

“Oh, wow that’s cool,” he advised Canucks crew reporter Kate Pettersen.

The Canucks play once more Saturday in Buffalo.

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